INMD 7224

RPAP - Primary Care Intermediate Clerkship


Laurel Sweeney
RPAP/MetroPAP Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description: This portion of the overall LIC curriculum occurs during the second three months of RPAP and is integrated with the other core disciplines encompassed within the LIC.


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Site will be assigned after drop/add deadline

Various sites around greater Minnesota assigned by RPAP.

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Arranged

Course Objectives: 

  • Provide culturally sensitive comprehensive care (including preventive, acute, chronic & end of life care) in the context of the patient’s family & the community
  • Perform basic procedural skills essential to primary care clinicians
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of Family Medicine within a health care team
  • Work effectively with local health care team members to enhance individual & community health
  • Develop communication skills & sensitivity to the psychosocial, sexual & family components of medical problems
  • Practice evidence-based medicine in the context of primary care
  • Understand & apply the principles of preventive care
  • Apply principles of quality improvement in practice improvement activities
  • Identify factors that contribute to and perpetuate health disparities
  • Develop the habit of reflective practice necessary for success as a life-long independent learner
  • Experience a rural lifestyle & gain personal confidence & competence in assuming the role of a rural physician
  • Understand fundamental aspects of rural health care including practical issues that impact care delivery, rural health care systems, and health problems specific to a rural population

Graded Components: 

  • Students are evaluated during 4 Specialty Faculty Visits (SFV's) where the RPAP student prepares & presents a clinical case in the discipline of the visiting faculty, followed by a 10-15 min presentation on a topic relevant to the case.
  • Community Health Assessment (CHA) proposal
  • Completion of online educational modules on Care Delivery Models and Emerging Health Systems
  • MedU online virtual patient cases

Grading Scale: P/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: Limited to RPAP students

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation: MedHub

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